THE GODS OF PEGANA

Dunsany, Lord; Plunkett, Edward John Moreton Drax

Published by John W. Luce & Co., Boston., 1111
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BW Illus. Corner, edge and cover wear/soiling/staining. Piece is torn from bottom of front cover. Wear to top of spine. 99 pp. Names inked to FEP & FFEP. Rough cut pages, lightly tanned with some markings.> Language: English | > Size: 12mo - 6 3/4 in - 7 3/4 in | > Media/Binding: Bound in stamped red Cloth | > Publication Date Unknown |. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: THE GODS OF PEGANA
Publisher: John W. Luce & Co., Boston.
Publication Date: 1111
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fair

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Dunsany, Lord (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Of Dunsany )
Published by John W. Luce & Company, Boston, MA (1916)
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Book Description John W. Luce & Company, Boston, MA, 1916. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Illustrated by S. H. Sime (illustrator). 1st Edition; 1st Printing. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing and wear. The spine ends show some beginning fading as well. There are spots of ground-in dirt to the rear covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are eight full page illustrations by S. H. Sime. The text pages are made of laid paper with a watermark of a D inside a diamond shape (this notates the first US edition). This is the author's first book. "The Gods of Pegana is the first book by Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, published on a commission basis in 1905. The book was reviewed favourably but as an unusual piece. One of the more influential reviews was by Edward Thomas in the London Daily Chronicle. The book is a series of short stories linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegana. It was followed by a further collection Time and the Gods and by some stories in The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories and in Tales of Three Hemispheres. In 1919 Dunsany told an American interviewer "In The Gods of Pegana I tried to account for the ocean and the moon. I don't know whether anyone else has ever tried that before." " "Born and raised in London, to the second-oldest title (created 1439) in the Irish peerage, Dunsany lived much of his life at what may be Ireland's longest-inhabited house, Dunsany Castle near Tara, worked with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, was chess and pistol-shooting champion of Ireland, and travelled and hunted extensively. He died in Dublin after an attack of appendicitis." (Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 573.). Seller Inventory # A34915

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Plunkett, Edward John Moreton Drax, Lord Dunsany ( 1878 - 1957)
Published by Elkin Mathews, London (1919)
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Book Description Elkin Mathews, London, 1919. Cloth/Boards. Condition: Very Good + Book. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good + DJ. S. H. Sime Plates (illustrator). Third Edition [stated]. 94 Pp.Beige Cloth Over Tan Boards, Lettered In Brown. Stated Third Edition, Actually A Third Printing In Modern Terminology. A Near Fine Book, Trace Of Rubbing At Tips, Pages Partly Unopened [Still Attached Along Top Edge.] Full Page Inscription " For --- Since First I Brought To Birth These Dreams Of A Strange God Have We Not Seen Our Earth Grow Near As Odd? Dunsany May 17, 1948." . Foxing To Front And Rear Free Endpapers, From Chemical Reaction With Binder's Glue1" Crack Near Center Of Gutter Between Endpapers. Pink Dj With Light Wear At Corners, 1/8" Loss At Lower Right Corner Of Spine, 1/2" Almost Closed Tear At Lower Left Corner Of Spine With Minute Loss, Spine And Edges Slightly Browned To Pinkish-Beige, Black Lettering All Strong, No Creases. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 032176

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